We got the results back from the heart echo. The news is good, not great. The Pediatric Cardiologist told us that his aorta looks good and there are no signs of narrowing at this time (this was great news). However, there is some tissue inside his PDA valve that slightly extends into his aorta. As his PDA valve closes, the tissue will constrict possibly causing some narrowing of the aorta. This is something the Cardiologist wants to monitor and has ordered another heart echo for early next week. Basically, we can rule out any narrowing of the aorta at this time, but we can not rule it out in the future. We were hoping to get more definitive news from the echo so we could rule out the narrowing aorta altogether. Oh well, as we have learned after one week in the NICU...at least it wasn't bad news.
Please continue to pray for Gaines' lungs, heart and overall health. I wish all of you could be in that NICU and feel God's presence. Our prayers are being answered. Below are a few new pictures of Gaines.
Look...very few machines!